“We have recently been working with CHAP to assist with my in-laws. I just received an email this morning (to all the family) from my sister in-law telling everyone what an awesome job CHAP is doing. We are completely blown away at the initiative and compassion shown by the worker (Shirley) that is coming to assist my in-laws. This lady is remarkable to say the least.
CHAP and Shirley in particular, are lifesavers. My wife and I and one sister in-law, are the only family in town and we were on the verge of severe burn out trying to care for my in-laws. Since CHAP has come on board, that has been avoided and we actually feel like we are getting some semblance of our lives back. Just wanted to let you know how completely impressed we are”. ~ Ron
Shirley works with the Home Helper program in CHAP. Her response below:
“I just read my email that was sent – I thank you all very much. I believe my clients are my focus and their well-being is important to me. ~Shirley
For Immediate Release
Developmental Services Committee Seeks Representatives
The Chatham-Kent Developmental Services Planning Committee, a group consisting of local service providers, self-advocates, families and community members, is looking to broaden its representation. The group is seeking an adult who receives support and a parent or family member representative to join to the group.
“Over many years agencies in Chatham-Kent that provide support to individuals with an intellectual disability have regularly met to act as a service coordination network, to review and comment on government initiatives and to advocate for improved levels of service and outcomes for individuals and families,” said David Katzman, Committee Chair and Executive Director at Community Living Wallaceburg. “Self-advocates and families add significant value to the committee and their insights are vital to carrying out the group’s mandate.”
The Committee meets once a month in Chatham on the third Wednesday, and meetings typically run between 10:30 a.m. and noon. The term of office is for two years. The Terms of Reference for the Committee can be found at www.getintocommunityliving.com. An orientation to the work of the Committee will be provided.
Any person who meets the basic criteria of being an adult in receipt of support, a parent, family member or guardian of an adult with an intellectual disability, and wishes to learn more about the opportunity is encouraged to write a brief letter highlighting their background and desire to support the committee’s efforts. All correspondence should be addressed to CKDSPC, c/o 1100 Dufferin Avenue, Wallaceburg, ON N8A 2W1.
For more information please contact:
Community Living Wallaceburg
Phone: 519-627-0777 x 2555
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It would be a major oversight for me not to express endless appreciation – to you – your assistance for getting me to where I need to go always on time to pick me up, and deliver me – and the travel cost is such a major help to me as well.
Of course add to your excellent & friendly expertise are the drivers – for one, Clarence, I admire his always present Faith and support – not to mention his ability to drive with unquestioned expertise – making the trip a distinct pleasure (I often wish it could be longer)
He shares the important events in his life quite willingly – with the result that in being an expert driver – he has become a young, caring and valued friend in addition to his driving skills.
Admiration for you knows no bounds, how you manage to juggle so many complicated schedules and ever – changing pick-up times could easily qualify you to be a competent air traffic controller at Pearson Airport in Toronto.
My broken hip is slowly beginning to heal – so in the future – a couple of months or so perhaps – driving in my car could become a possibility. When I see a time and date – we’ll try and give you plenty of notice.
Again – Sincere gratitude,
You are so very competent doing what you do & so cheerful and friendly too